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5 Political Social Media Myths Busted

If you are new to social media, you may have some preconceived ideas of how it works. Even experienced marketers buy into popular myths about social media and what it can and cannot do for political candidates.

Here are some of the biggest social media myths. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.

Social media is F-R-E-E

If you mean ‘free’ as in no monetary cost, you’re right. You can sign up and create profiles on popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for free. The real ‘cost’ comes from the time spent creating content, attracting followers, building relationships and measuring results.

Having a social media campaign plan is essential. Every message you craft and post you release should be part of that overall plan. Doing it well takes time, effort and a commitment to success. That’s your price for success.

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Creating a LinkedIn Profile

Of all the social sites discussed so far, LinkedIn.com is the least important site in relation to online campaigning. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site geared toward people in professional-related fields. It’s not a site where you are likely to ‘campaign’, but more of a place to lay groundwork before your campaign is launched.

To make LinkedIn worthwhile, you need an engaging, informative and effective profile. Here are some tips to making your profile more attractive:

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Creating A Political Campaign Social Media Schedule

Your campaign’s commitment to social networking should be consistent and informative. Even if you just have a few followers to start, regularly providing interesting news, updates and information will keep them informed and attract new followers. Putting together and following a campaign social media schedule will help keep your efforts on track and make it easier to keep track of both you and your opponent’s online activities.

This sample social networking schedule can be used as a springboard to create one of your own that reflects your schedule, resources and campaign outreach efforts.

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7 Tips to Starting Your Political Social Media Campaign

Social media has become a necessary part of any political campaign. Campaign budgets are always tight and social media is probably going to give you the most connections per money spent than any other medium – that is, if you do it right.

There have been numerous examples of how the use of social media and the internet has made a long shot challengers into campaign victors. So, how does a candidate best employ the online channels available to them to become a winner?

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